RV CAMPSITE SETUP AND DECORATING | How We Make a Campground Home

RV CAMPSITE SETUP AND DECORATING | How We Make a Campground Home



hey guys Brown and Aaron here from five to go we are here today to show you kind of what our outdoor setup is and obviously it's not done right now that's cuz we have to take everything down we've had some really bad storms in this area we're in Virginia they're been like tornado watches and warning yeah so when we saw that stuff coming we came out we broke everything down secured everything because we don't need their stuff blowing around and hitting people's cars or our own and all that so it's a nice beautiful day and we're gonna take advantage of this beautiful day and show you guys how we set everything up outside okay as you can see we still have the mat down that's because we stake it I'll show you those stakes in just a minute and we also have our little folding table down and we have children playing so this video might be a little louder than normal but we're gonna go ahead and start bringing the awning out we're gonna bring our chairs out and we'll show you how that whole process goes you ready okay first things first I want to make sure that my straps are ready to go on the awning as soon as it's out it's a little windy today if it was like a nice calm day I wouldn't be as worried about this part as much but I want to go ahead and get these done because I don't want it to be compromised in any way before I have a chance to strap it down so I use a system like this it's just a camco awning strap system from I think there's Camping World like 20 25 bucks somewhere in there basically this is going to screw into the ground and then this guy hooks onto here and then the strap attaches to this buckle and goes up and around the awning and then you just cinch it down nice and snug the reason I like this is when this is screwed into the ground I could probably only pull it out with my truck and this spring here actually gives a little bit so it lets the awning move and flex without becoming detached because if you don't have this flex in here it's gonna be fighting against it and might you know could do damage or Bend an arm if the awning really gets going so let's go ahead and get this thing screwed into the ground I'm gonna the awning arm is right here next to me so I'm just going to basically walk it straight out and put it into the ground down here and then we'll do the other end so at this system of ankor you'll see that there's a gap down here that this slides on to I like to have that gap face away from the rig because every once in a while the wind will blow and your awning will actually go slack and this will drop it down so if it was on the awning like this it's pulling like this and if it goes slack it'll drop down sometimes if it's on this other side it'll drop off and then you're not secure anymore so I like to have I like to have it on this side so when it go slack it just falls to the ground that's fine it's still attached all right that's two anchors down so now let's go ahead and roll the awning out I'll show you how the straps go on the awning controls are in here and so I control them from in here Brian will let me know outside if I need to go out or come back in and get it just right yep okay you can see we have a pool noodle up here we put that out we didn't take that in from the storm but we leave that up there because the Omni will actually lay on the edge of the slide and we don't want to Turner you coming okay we got a flat coming down when the only gets up to this point we actually like the this flappy part to be hanging on the outside and this channel here that you see running down on the inside because this is where the light hooks are gonna go so go ahead and run it in just a little bit there we go so now the flap is where we like it and the channels on the inside and we're gonna go ahead and start to put the steps on okay our awning as you can see it's windy it's trying to pick up so I want to get this strap on quickly I need to use picnic tables to get up here I don't carry a ladder around yet I might start carrying one but get up here and wrap this around and then bring it down and speed it up through this little buckle here and then I tighten it up so at this point when you first put it out you just want to like get it snug so it's gonna you know be a little tight but you don't want to like crank it down real hard and as this is out it's actually going to warm up and loosen up a bit so like the next day or later that first day you're gonna come out and it's gonna be like this see you're just gonna come down and just kind of you know just snug it up again you want it to be like it's nug but not pulling the awning down so it's going to do the front one okay on this end the mat actually makes me have to put the anchor farther out so that's just one thing to keep in mind before you start putting anchors to the ground make sure you have all of your obstacles in the way and then you know where to put the anchors just like last time and feed it up through the buckle and tighten it down like all the pollen it's gross okay these are the lights that we found we found these at Walmart they are LED globes and I thing is they're plastic which is good because they're gonna be banging around up here and we don't want glass shards and stuff flying everywhere it's a 32 foot long string so I know basically from this corner it'll run the entire length and then down the other strap which we like these are the hooks that I have and this little end up here feeds through the barrel on the awning and then this here you just kind of feed the the light string through this hook end it's kind of like clipping lights on to a gutter but this is our gutter I guess so we're gonna go ahead and slide these on I have to loosen the strap on this end to get into the end of the channel I'll show you that in just a second normally I would do that before I put this strap on but we've had some gusts still coming through today as this storm system moves on so we want to get nice and secure I can always loosen this and slide these on wear so I'm gonna do right now all right so I've got all of my clips slid into this channel here and I've got my strap back on and I secured because we had some gusts come through now I'm going to bring the lights up and I'm gonna start spacing these out through the channel here I've got ten of these hooks to go all the way down there and the lights are gonna run it and hang on this so let's do that so I've got the lights on all these hooks and I've got all this extra here I'm just gonna wrap it around and then we'll plug it in down all right we got our running lights all wrapped up down the strap here and I'm just gonna plug it in to this extension cord the one end of the extension cord is plugged in in our basement and we actually have it coming down and running under this mat so knowing trips over it and I just plug this end in our lights are on so now let's go ahead and set these cameras up and we will show you kind of the rest of our little outdoor setup here we're gonna move the picnic bench to somewhere useful we've got our outdoor table for that tablecloth we've got chairs and some other things so let's go ahead and run through that real quick and then we'll give you a quick tour [Applause] okay that's about it I mean it's really not a lot of stuff especially to people's doing it yeah let's let's go for a quick tour all right that didn't take too long so we just kind of make things look a little bit nicer while we're out here we always get a tablecloth you can find these pretty cheap at Big Lots I think the soil like three or four dollars because the spring ones are on sale the tablecloth kit clips just keep the tablecloth in place and it's on these windy days and if you look on those at camping world the children decorated these this morning for us so they're helping to keep the tablecloth down as well and make it look a little nice for Easter in spring so we just set up our chairs to kind of be out here and talk and have ice cream in the evenings I have popcorn out here we had chairs for the little ones at Camping World we found these Brian and I found our chairs at Sam's Club and think they were about $35 a piece and they fold up really nice which is why we wanted to get those and they have a little side table that comes with them because our chairs that we were using previously didn't have a place to put a beverage so we really are enjoying those we also have this small outside table that we found at Camping World right outside of Buffalo and we were staying overnight we really like it it folds up nice and small and the legs go in and we can just slide it right in here and fits perfectly we use this mostly for bringing groceries in or like a kind of a landing pad before we go into the rig for any type of thing that might need to dry or anything like that okay so not only does the outdoor camping mat help kind of keep stuff off your feet so you're not going straight from mud into the rig we also have one of these little scrubby mats down here so when you're coming in at your shoes you're extra dirty and kind of scuff them off we also found these these are really cool these are like a rubberized diamond plate then we're gonna stick on there like two bucks at Harbor Freight so we got three of these to put in the middle of our stairs because when these get wet and especially icy you step out on this you're going all the way down at both Erin and I have fallen all the way out and that sucks the last thing that's how those stairs go out if you've never seen that last thing is we used to use like normal tent stakes to keep the camping that down to keep it from blowing away we didn't like these they kept breaking and bending and if they really got stuck in the ground you'd basically have to break them to get it out so we've switched to this male style this one's not game all the way because I think I hit concrete or a big rock down here but it's back here under the stairs so no one's gonna trip over it but this nail style is nice because it goes into the ground very easily and holds very tightly and it's metal so we're not going to break it trying to get it back out thank you so much for watching don't forget to Like comment and subscribe let us know in the comments down below how do you set up your area when you get to a campground check us out on Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest and five to go calm our website where Brian's riding a lot of really good blog posts about camping and traveling and doing things with kids if you'd like to go behind the scenes with us and kind of see how we do what we do and a little bit more into our day to day life check us out on patreon.com slash 5 to go and join our five to go family we'd love to see you there have a good day Happy Easter and we'll see you later bye-bye

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